The Plenary is the decision-making body of EMERG, composed by the Presidents, CEOs or designated Board members of each NRA Member of EMERG.
Every year, the Plenary appoints its Chair and Vice-Chair from among its members. The term of office of the Chair and of the Vice-Chair is one year. Before serving her/his term as Chair for one year, the Chair has firstly to serve one year as a Vice-chair. For ensuring continuity of BEREC’s work, the Chair has to serve as a Vice-chair for the year following her/his term as Chair.
The EMERG Chair for 2017 is Prof. Angelo Marcello Cardani, President of AGCOM (Italy), who was elected at the Plenary of Rome last March 20-21, 2017. The EMERG Vice-Chair for 2017 is Mostafa Abdul Wahid, CEO of NTRA (Egypt).
The Chair is supported by the EMERG Permanent Secretariat in fulfilling their relevant responsibilities. For 2017, the EMERG Secretariat is integrated by AGCOM (Italy), INTT (Tunisia), NTRA (Egypt), TRC (Jordan),CRA (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The Plenary is assisted by the Contact Network, which is composed of senior representatives of the EMERG NRAs. The Contact Network ensures the coordination of the proposals to be considered by the Plenary Assembly.
Expert Working Groups (EWGs)
The activity of EMERG is organized into Expert Working Groups, which work on specific topics included in the EMERG Work Plan. They are composed by experts from the NRAs’ Members and are responsible of the preparation of the reports and recommendations on the different topics included in the Work Plan. These reports will be adopted by the Plenary Assembly.
For 2015, EMERG set up three Working Groups:
EWG on NRAs’ Powers to Request Information.
EWG on NRAs’ regulatory decision making process, accountability and transparency.